Data Privacy Approaches Need Strong Cybersecurity Backing – Digital Journal

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Saturday, January 28 It’s Data Privacy Day. Data privacy relates to the extent to which an individual can determine for themselves when, how, and to what extent personal information about them is shared or communicated to others.

In preparation for the data privacy event, Australia has indicated is to consider European-style right-to-be-forgotten privacy laws.

For this year there is an additional emphasis on cyber safety. With the increasingly active threat landscape and the massive amounts of data companies are collecting every second, privacy and data protection are no longer an option, but an absolute necessity.

To understand the main trends, Digital magazine heard from Eric Bassier, Senior Director of Product in quantumwith a focus on the importance of taking a multi-layered approach to ransomware protection.

According to Bassier, the extent of the ransomware should not be underestimated: “According to a recent study of IT and business executivestwo in five revealed that their organizations had suffered successful ransomware attacks.”

Even worse, Bassier adds: “More than 80 percent reported that they had paid ransoms to get their data back. This is because cybercriminals are always on the lookout for new ways to trick users into clicking links that open the door for ransomware infiltration. Ransomware is just one threat in the ever-growing cyber threat landscape. It is imperative that organizations have a documented plan for how they are protecting and recovering their data, at each stage of its lifecycle, from all types of cyber threats.”

As for the measures needed to stem the wave of such attacks, Bassier recommends: “To ensure resiliency and rapid data recovery, a multi-layered approach that covers every stage of the data lifecycle is essential. from beginning to end. End. This includes maintaining multiple copies of data, using immutable snapshots, storing data offline, and employing encryption and other security measures to safeguard and rapidly recover data in any location.”

Regarding the urgency of implementing these measures, Bassier states: “It is already clear that it is no longer a question of ‘if’, but rather of ‘when’ an organization will be hit by a cyber attack. By following these guidelines and staying vigilant, companies can effectively strengthen their cybersecurity and reduce the risk of irreparable damage in the event of a successful attack. It is critical that companies prioritize the protection of their data, not just today, but every day. In 2023, data protection and resilience are vital and uncompromising components to the success and sustainability of any business.”

To digital magazine previous coverage of data privacy issues, see “January means it’s time to dial down data privacy”.

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